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John G. Avildsen


John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. He is a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), The Karate Kid (1984) and Rocky V (1990). See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rocky
Rocky Director
(1976)
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid Director
(1984)
Rocky V
Rocky V Director
(1990)
The Karate Kid Part II
(1986)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (31 credits)
 2014 Let Love Last (Short)
 2007 Dancing Into the Future (Video documentary)
 1999/II Inferno (as Danny Mulroon, director's cut)
 1994 8 Seconds
 1990 Rocky V
 1989 Lean on Me
 1988 For Keeps?
 1982 Traveling Hopefully (Documentary)
 1981 Neighbors
 1980 Murder Ink (TV Series)
 1980 The Formula
 1976 Rocky
 1975 Foreplay
 1972 The Stoolie (co-director)
 1971 Okay Bill
 1971 Cry Uncle
 1970 Joe
 1965 Light Sound Diffused (Documentary short)
Show Show Editor (14 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (8 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Editorial department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Personal Details

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Avildsen | Danny Mulroon
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I thought boxing was stupid. See more »

Trivia:

Directed seven actors to Oscar nominations: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Burgess Meredith, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Pat Morita and Burt Young. Lemmon won Best Actor prizes for Save the Tiger (1973). See more »

Trademark:

Underdog films complete with realistic character development and montage sequences

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